Growth and electrostrictive properties of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 crystals

Sang Goo Lee, Ralph G. Monteiro, Robert S. Feigelson, Howard S. Lee, Myeongkyu Lee, Seung Eek Park

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Transparent and stoichiometric lead-magnesium-niobate crystals were grown by the Bridgman method. Crystals of centimeter size were obtained without material loss by employing self-seeded and seeded techniques using sealed platinum crucibles. The fastest growth direction was found to be pseudocubic 〈111〉. As-grown crystals showed a broad absorption band centered near λ = 600 nm and an OH absorption near λ = 2830 nm. The electrostrictive coefficient Q11 was determined to be 1.15 × 10-2 m4C-2 from the measured strain and polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1030-1032
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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